Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Walking post-stroke can help

As a long-time distance runner, I can attest that moving helps those who experience a stroke. And while I get the gist of the article, must point out that strokes don't always happen to "older" people.

Of course, moving can be limited due to the stroke, but this recent article that walking might be helpful after a stroke:

People who suffer a stroke can substantially improve their ability to get around independently if they take walks a few times a week, according to an updated review of the medical literature.

Strokes often occur in older people who have already lost some fitness and muscle strength. Suffering a stroke may further weaken an older person by causing partial paralysis and other neurological problems.
(Image from General Services Administration)

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